University of Technology Sydney

C20060v2 Diploma in Innovation

Award(s): Diploma in Innovation (DipInn)
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 48
Course EFTSL: 1
Location: City campus

Notes

The Diploma in Innovation is not offered as a stand-alone degree and can only be undertaken alongside a UTS undergraduate bachelor's degree.


Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Inherent requirements
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Transfer between UTS courses
Other information

Overview

The Diploma in Innovation (C20060) is exclusive to UTS and is designed to be taken concurrently with almost any undergraduate degree program at UTS. It teaches innovation, supports personal transformation and provides the practical skills and professional networks needed to support the change makers, innovators, inventors and inventions of the future.

All UTS undergraduate students (with the exception of students concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation) can enrol in the Diploma in Innovation upon admission in their chosen undergraduate degree. It is a complete course program that runs in parallel to any undergraduate degree or as further learning.

This program includes award-winning international industry best practices and guests to support the future innovators, founders and employees of our increasingly networked and globalised world. Apply today at https://dipinn.uts.edu.au.

Students come out of the Diploma in Innovation with the practical and professional skills to create and support sectoral and societal transformation. Graduates creatively integrate ideas across professions and are inventors of the future. The Diploma offers a supportive environment for students to learn new skills, methods and perspectives, which complement their core degree, helping them stand out from the crowd with their ability for creative approaches to complex problems.

Course aims

From the first day, students gain practical experience and authenticity by working with world-class researchers and industry partners on cutting edge challenges. Curiosity is encouraged and students are inspired to learn innovation by doing innovation, with colleagues and partners who share their passions. Students who wish to pursue a passion project (like a startup, invention, or social change initiative) are afforded unique opportunities to progress their projects as part of their coursework, hitting the ground running with a strong support network before they graduate.

Career options

Career paths include Chief Product Officer (CPO), Creative Producer, Transformation designer, Product designer, Industrial Designer and Innovator, Innovation and digital solutions analyst, Content and design thinking coordinator, Foresight and innovation analyst, Experience design consultant – UX (user experience), Researcher and designer, Chief Innovation Officer (CIO).

Graduates hold roles in the following positions: Business Development (IoT), Chief Product Officer, Creative Producer, Founder, Industrial Designer and Innovator, Innovation and Invention Specialist, Management Consultant, Owner and Self-employed.

More strong industry relationships on the LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/uts-diploma-in-innovation

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Synthesise a holistic larger-picture view of complex situations by analysing diverse perspectives and information.
1.2 Identify, evaluate, bricolage and apply methods for investigating, navigating, and gaining insights into complex challenges and systems.
2.1 Identify and utilise a range of appropriate creative intelligence and other methods together to identify meaningful opportunities to creatively problem-solve and generate transformative possibilities.
3.1 Develop, co-design, iterate, adapt and pivot proposals and initiatives to test ideas and learn about system dynamics and constraints.
3.2 Engage professionally with industry, community, government and other stakeholders to mobilise others and enable sustainable and entrepreneurial innovation.
4.1 Develop and apply ethical and intellectual positions that reflect well-considered values and practices, which reflexively engage with the greater whole, including human and non-human others.
5.1 Critically analyse Indigenous contexts across business innovation to inform professional capability and practices to work effectively with and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Admission requirements

Applicants for admission must satisfy the selection criteria as specified by the faculty.

Admission is only open to UTS undergraduate coursework students. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation are ineligible for simultaneous admission to the Diploma of Innovation.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Local students

Applications are handled directly by TD School and independent of the admission criteria for core degrees. Applicants must satisfy the selection criteria as specified by TD School.

Admission is only open to UTS undergraduate coursework students. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation are ineligible for simultaneous admission with the Diploma of Innovation.

Applicants not (yet) eligible to apply can visit dipinn.uts.edu.au for details including lodging an Expression of Interest.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements are academic and non-academic requirements that are essential to the successful completion of a course. For more information about inherent requirements and where prospective and current students can get assistance and advice regarding these, see the UTS Inherent requirements page.

Prospective and current students should carefully read the Inherent Requirements Statement below and consider whether they might experience challenges in successfully completing this course.

UTS will make reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional experiences, course related work experience and other course activities to facilitate maximum participation by students with disabilities, carer responsibilities, and religious or cultural obligations in their courses.

For course specific information see the TD School Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement.

Recognition of prior learning

UTS students who have completed Diploma in Innovation subjects as a major, sub-major, or electives in their professional degrees can cross-credit up to 24 credit points to the Diploma in Innovation course.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a two to three-year, part-time basis, with subjects running in 3-week long intensive studios in July, December and February sessions.

Course structure

Students must complete 48 credit points made up of 32 credit points of compulsory subjects and 16 credit points of electives (each 8 credit points).

Course completion requirements

CBK92196 Core subjects (DInn) 32cp
CBK92197 Elective subjects (DInn) 16cp
Total 48cp

Course program

A typical program is shown below.

July commencing, part time
Year 1
July session
81539 Innovation in Complex Systems   8cp
Year 2
February session
81540 Leadership in Innovation   8cp
July session
94662 Fundamentals of Innovation   8cp
December session
94657 Innovation Futures: Thinking Beyond What Is   8cp
Year 3
July session
94663 Navigating Entrepreneurial Ecosystems   8cp
December session
94658 Innovation Funding Platforms   8cp
December commencing, part time
Year 1
December session
81539 Innovation in Complex Systems   8cp
Year 2
July session
94662 Fundamentals of Innovation   8cp
December session
94657 Innovation Futures: Thinking Beyond What Is   8cp
Year 3
July session
94663 Navigating Entrepreneurial Ecosystems   8cp
December session
Select 8 credit points of electives   8cp
Year 4
July session
Select 8 credit points of electives   8cp

Transfer between UTS courses

After completing 81539 and either 81540 or 81538, students may transfer to a combined degree with the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation, subject to achieving a minimum weighted average mark of 75 in this course and 65 in their primary degree. An internal course transfer is only available to students presently studying one of the core degrees that can be combined with the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation. Students can apply for an internal course transfer via My StudentPortal.

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS